September 16, 2015

California's Common Core results show challenges of teaching new method

Original audio story in KPCC by Take Two.

Results of the new Common Core tests, taken last spring by more than 3 million public school students, were released Wednesday. Let's just say, they weren't pretty.

Only 44 percent of students met or exceeded English standards. A mere 33 percent met or exceeded math standards. Results were even lower for Los Angeles Unified School District.

What does this say about education in the California?

Listen to the interview featuring two teachers, including E4E-Los Angeles member Bootsie Battle-Holt, here.